This Week’s Events

Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
Start time: 9:30 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun for children ages 24-36 months with a caregiver.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Begin your preschooler's lifelong love of reading. Caregivers are encouraged to dance, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun for ages 3-5 years with a caregiver.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Twinkle, twinkle, little one, come on out and have some fun! Join us as we sing, dance and play with nursery rhymes, make new friends and develop social skills. Ages 6 to 24 months with caregiver. No registration required.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Build an early literacy foundation with your infant through repeating rhymes, music and baby signs. Ages 6 months-23 months with a caregiver. Please register each child individually.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
Start time: 11:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years), Juniors (K - 2nd Grade), All Ages - Everyone
Event type: Literacy
Description: Let's get together and have some fun! We'll share and learn with other families. Featuring: stories, rhymes and songs for the preschool crowd. Bring the whole gang in to this storytime for all ages. No registration required.
Branch: South Norfolk Memorial Library
Date: Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
Start time: 3:00 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Job Help & Personal Finance
Description: Our staff provides personal help to effectively prepare you for the job market. Call to set up an appointment for assistance in job searching, online applications, creating a resume or cover letter and more.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
Start time: 4:00 pm
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade), Tweens (Grades 3 - 5)
Event type: Community Learning, Culture
Description: Did you know you can learn a whole new language without using your voice? Let your hands do the talking as we learn American Sign Language FUNdamentals. Beginners or experts welcome! Registration not required but regular attendance is recommended as lessons build. Ages 6-11
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
Start time: 4:00 pm
Age group: Tweens (Grades 3 - 5)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Join the coding movement. Don't worry about experience, we'll loop it together from beginning to end in these mini workshops for ages 8-11.
Branch: South Norfolk Memorial Library
Date: Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
Start time: 5:00 pm
Age group: Tweens (Grades 3 - 5), Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Health & Wellness, Community Learning, Culture
Description: Touch A Life Academy will assist students with their growth, development and discovering their talents stemming from a foundation of enriched family principles, morals and values.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
Start time: 10:00 am
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Culture
Description: Interested in current events? Opinionated? Then let's be heard! Bring a cup of coffee and share your take on the world's news with other interested people. No registration needed.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
Start time: 10:00 am
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Community Learning
Description: Come knit with us! It doesn't matter whether you are just beginning or have years of experience. No registration required.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Ages 24-36 mo. with caregiver. No registration required.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Ages 2-3 with caregiver. Please register each child individually.
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy, Culture
Description: Join us for parent directed stations to continue early learning in between sessions. Ages 5 and under with caregiver.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
Start time: 11:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Begin your preschoolers lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to dance, sing and play along. Age 4-5 years with caregiver. Please register each child individually.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
Start time: 2:00 pm
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Technology & Innovation, Literacy
Description: Ready, set, explore… all things STEAM. These classes engage and encourage participation in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Ages 3 to 5 years with caregiver.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
Start time: 4:00 pm
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade), Tweens (Grades 3 - 5)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Step into the spotlight. This is your moment to shine! Read scripts and learn to entertain audiences with your voice, expressions and gestures through Reader's Theater. Grades K-5
Branch: Central Library
Date: Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
Start time: 5:30 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Community Learning
Description: Bring your projects, yarn, needles and hooks to this lively yarn crafting group. All skill levels are welcome. No registration needed.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
Start time: 10:00 am
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Seniors
Event type: Job Help & Personal Finance
Description: Free tax preparation if your income is low to moderate, you have no rental income or you are a business owner with no inventory or employees. Bring a Social Security card, photo ID, last year’s tax forms and any other required information.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Begin your preschoolers lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to dance, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Age 3-5 years with caregiver
Branch: Central Library
Date: Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Ages 2-3 with caregiver. Please register each child individually.
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
Start time: 11:00 am
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: City of Chesapeake, Health & Wellness
Description: If you love someone experiencing dementia this support group might be for you. Join others who understand, and share the challenges you and your loved ones face. This group is free, open to the public and led by an experienced facilitator.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
Start time: 4:00 pm
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade), Tweens (Grades 3 - 5)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Feel the power of zen... Discover the art of mindfulness in this relaxing class featuring basic yoga positions and a story! Don’t forget your yoga mat or blanket. Ages 6-11
Branch: Central Library
Date: Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
Start time: 5:30 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Health & Wellness
Description: CPR training presented by the Chesapeake Fire Department.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
Start time: 6:30 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Book Club, Literacy
Description: Join us for lively discussions of books written by and about African Americans. No registration required.
Branch: South Norfolk Memorial Library
Date: Friday, April 3rd, 2020
Start time: 9:00 am
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Seniors
Event type: Job Help & Personal Finance
Description: Taxes are prepared for free if your income is low to moderate, no rental income or you are business owner with no inventory or employees. Bring Social Security card, photo ID, last year’s tax forms and any other required information.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Friday, April 3rd, 2020
Start time: 10:00 am
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Seniors
Event type: Job Help & Personal Finance
Description: Free tax preparation if your income is low to moderate, you have no rental income or you are a business owner with no inventory or employees. Bring a Social Security card, photo ID, last year’s tax forms and any other required information.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Friday, April 3rd, 2020
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Ages 2-3 with caregiver. Please register each child individually.
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Friday, April 3rd, 2020
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Technology & Innovation, Literacy, Culture
Description: Join us for parent directed stations to continue early learning in between sessions. Ages 3-5 with caregiver.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Friday, April 3rd, 2020
Start time: 7:00 pm
Age group: All Ages - Everyone
Event type: Literacy, Community Learning, Culture
Description: Enjoy the sounds of Abe Ovadia, Jazz Guitarist as he re-imagines the American Songbook. As Musicvox Guitars describes: Abe Ovadia is a "jazz virtuoso one of the most innovative guitarists of our time." He has emerged as one of the preeminent guitarists on the New York City jazz scene.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Saturday, April 4th, 2020
Start time: 10:00 am
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Community Learning
Description: Bring a project and sew while getting to know your fellow creatives. Enjoy informal demonstrations, fabric and pattern swaps, and light refreshments throughout the day. Access to sewing machines, irons, and cutting stations will be provided. Beginning and experienced sewists are welcome.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Saturday, April 4th, 2020
Start time: 11:00 am
Age group: All Ages - Everyone
Event type: Community Learning
Description: Learn to prepare healthy meals with locally grown foods using the expertise of local chefs, home economists and nutritionists. Participate or observe. All are welcome.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Monday, April 6th, 2020
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Build an early literacy foundation with your infant through repeating rhymes, music and baby signs. Ages 6 months-23 months with a caregiver. Please register each child individually.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Monday, April 6th, 2020
Start time: 11:00 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: The early years are full of excitement and growth! Develop emergent literacy skills with your library friends as we read, sing and play together! Ages 3 to 5 years with caregiver. No registration required.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Monday, April 6th, 2020
Start time: 11:00 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy, Culture
Description: Let's get together and have some fun! We'll share and learn with other families. Featuring: stories, rhymes and songs for the preschool crowd. All ages
Branch: Central Library
Date: Monday, April 6th, 2020
Start time: 11:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Ages 2-3 with caregiver. Please register each child individually.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Monday, April 6th, 2020
Start time: 1:00 pm
Age group: Tweens (Grades 3 - 5)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Spark an interest in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Featuring: hands-on activities and fun. Grades 3-5.
Branch: Dr. Clarence V. Cuffee Library
Date: Monday, April 6th, 2020
Start time: 3:30 pm
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade)
Event type: Technology & Innovation, Community Learning
Description: Kids in grades K-2 are invited to join our Crazy 8s Math Club! This is a club unlike any other. It is designed to show kids that numbers are anything but boring. Kids will jump, play and build to learn mathematical concepts.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Monday, April 6th, 2020
Start time: 5:00 pm
Age group: Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Culture
Description: Chocolate Olympics Face off against your friends in chocolate based challenges! Be the fastest candy sorter, the fastest relay runner, and the smartest taste tester to achieve sweet victory!
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Monday, April 6th, 2020
Start time: 5:30 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades (9 - 12), Seniors
Event type: Job Help & Personal Finance
Description: Looking for a job isn't easy. Let the Library connect you with local resources. Featuring: job search and applications, resume help, career exploration and employer recruitment information.
Branch: South Norfolk Memorial Library
Date: Monday, April 6th, 2020
Start time: 5:45 pm
Age group: Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Community Learning, Culture
Description: Are you looking for a way to get involved in your community and build leadership skills? Join TAG! Ask a staff member for an application today and start earning community service hours. Grades 6-12
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Monday, April 6th, 2020
Start time: 6:00 pm
Age group: Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Community Learning
Description: Are you looking for a way to get involved in your community and build leadership skills? Join TAG! Ask a staff member for an application today and start earning community service hours.